Storytelling With Your Songwriting Sep 04, 2021

Every song is a story. 

Whether you are taking the listener on a journey that goes through the life of a person, their story of redemption, or just a journey that takes you through the mind...

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7 Reasons You Aren't Being Creative Sep 04, 2021

Sometimes, as songwriters, we aren’t as creative as we’d like. It’s common to have ebbs and flows in creativity, but we want to address any hindrances to our creativity when they...

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How To Finish Your Song Lyrics Sep 04, 2021

It’s so easy to get stuck while writing a song.

Especially if you care deeply about the quality of your lyrics, getting stuck can easily become the norm.

In this post, we’re going to go...

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How To Finish Your Song's Music Sep 04, 2021

Have you ever been stuck in your songwriting?

Maybe you wrote your entire chorus, but you still don’t have a verse melody.

Maybe you have a melody you love, but can’t figure out a...

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Songwriting Is A Funnel Sep 04, 2021

What is a funnel?

Well, according to Google: 

“A funnel is a tube or pipe that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for guiding liquid or powder into a small opening.”...

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Instrument Improvisation Is Important Sep 04, 2021

Instrument improvisation is important. 

I would go so far as to say it is the single most important skill to my songwriting.

If you can always come up with a joke in real time, I bet you can...

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Don't Write A Chord Progression Sep 04, 2021

Don’t write chord progressions.

What do I mean by writing chord progressions?

I mean writing from a “G, A, C” or “V, vi, I” standpoint.

There’s a difference...

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Write A Backstory For Your Song Sep 04, 2021

It’s important to write a backstory for your song. Let’s talk about why.

 

It Helps Flesh Out The Character Of Your Story In Your Mind

One reason it’s important to write a...

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Don't End On A I Chord Sep 04, 2021

 

Joseph talks about breaking out of your songwriting box and ending your song on something other than a I chord.

Why mindlessly end on a I chord because “That’s what most people...

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Add Chords, What Are They All About? Sep 04, 2021

Learning a new type of chord is like adding a tool to your toolbox. Sure, that Phillips-head screwdriver was helpful, but sometimes you need a Flat-head.

Sure, you can cook with vegetable oil, but...

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Why You're Wrong About Music Theory Sep 04, 2021

“BUT THE BEATLES DIDN’T KNOW MUSIC THEORY!”. So? Steve Jobs didn’t graduate college, does that mean it’s better not to go to college?

On average, people with...

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You Need To Know Your Why Sep 04, 2021

It’s now 2020. A new year. A new decade. Another year to make your mark on this world with your music.

Behind all that you do as a songwriter and musician, there must be a reason.

A...

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